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Cabo San Lucas Nightlife, Mexico


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Central America, with a very active nightlife. The local residents have a favorite saying, ‘What happens in Cabo stays in Cabo.’ The city, along with San Jose del Cabo, a sister town, and the Cabos Tourist Corridor, stretching for a 32 km length, is the tourist haven in the Baja California Peninsula

It has a variety of activities that could cater to all kinds of tastes. Thus, the appeal of Los Cabos, as it is lovingly called, is a versatile one and the nightlife of the city is legendary, with a very high reputation among the local and foreign vacationers. In fact, Cabo San Lucas is considered the Wild Wild West of hedonism in Mexico.

 Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas 

The Cabo San Lucas nightlife is normally centered on the 3 major and very famous night clubs, Cabo Wabo, the Giggling Marlin, and El Squid Roe. Zoo Bar & Dance and several other nightclubs are also frequently visited. Most of the bars and nightclubs in Cabo San Lucas are in the downtown area within a 10-block radius. The area is littered with sports bars, hip international venues, Latin dance clubs, piano bars, jazz clubs, and high-end nightclubs. 

Cabo Wabo is owned by the world famous Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar. The signature tequila is the favorite of the patrons. El Squid Roe is considered the in-place for wild and hot nights. Squid Busters, Jell-O shots, and tequila are served to a canned music background. The nightlife after 10 pm in El Squid Roe is certainly not for prudes, quite outrageous and wild most of the time. The Giggling Marlin is notorious for its Skip & Go Naked cocktail, a drink with a lot of punch, and its smutty floorshows. Visitors being strung upside down on fish scales are quite common here.

Zoo Bar & Dance is considered the place where ‘all the animals meet in the night’. The bar is full of animal themes. The atmosphere is much more hip than Giggling Marlin or the Squid. Ladies would be able to enjoy free margaritas from 8 pm to 9-30 pm every day here.

 If you love Latin pop, then Mambo Café is the place for it. The Café features Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban, Columbian, and Puerto Rican bands that play mambo, meringue, salsa, Latin pop, bachata, and cumbia. Here too, ladies get free drinks on Thursdays and Sundays from 9 pm to 11 pm. One of the top bars of Cabo is The Nowhere Bar, also called the House of Shots. An indoor-outdoor hangout, this is an all-night action spot.

 San Jose del Cabo nightlife

 Nightlife in nearby San Jose del Cabo is more subdued but sophisticated. Here you would be able to dance in open space for Latin rock & roll and dance music, in the main plaza situated in front of a cathedral. Nearby clubs like the Tropicana Inn and El Encanto Inn also offer Mexican and Cuban bands and covered outside dining. Carnivals, cockfights, rodeo shows, etc. are a common sight in San Jose del Cabo. The excellent beaches offer a nice diversion between wild nights of drinking and dancing, with swimming and snorkeling being the main activities.

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